Meaning of TENTER in English

~ 1

■ noun a framework on which fabric can be held taut for drying or other treatment during manufacture.


ME: from med. L. tentorium , from tent- , tendere 'to stretch'.


~ 2

■ noun archaic a person in charge of something, especially of machinery in a factory.


C19: from Scots and north. Engl. dialect tent 'pay attention', appar. from ME attent 'heed'.

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